Kim Jong Kook’s close friend calls Running Man “Shady” and “No Loyalty”

Running Man is coming under fire from all sides after a controversial decision to remove Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo from the show without warning. 

Initial reports announcing the long-time cast members leaving Running Man left out key information that they were not informed about the change until last minute. When both Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo released statements announcing they were surprised at being removed from Running Man, fans were extremely angry.

James “Tiny” Kim, a close friend of Kim Jong Kook has also expressed his outrage via Twitter and Instagram. In the posts, he appears to call out Running Man for being “Shady” and having “No Loyalty” but does not directly name them.

Tiny is a well-known friend of Kim Jong Kook and lives in Koreatown, Los Angeles where he often meets with Running Man cast visiting the US. He was recently with Kim Jong Kook for his concert in Las Vegas, for the show “RUNNING MAN BROS AND SPECIAL GUESTS”

Had a blast! #RMbrosConcert #Vegas #Skull #Kjk #LeeKwangsoo #Haha #Turbo #RMfam #Runningman

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Skull, Kim Jong Kook, Tiny, Lee Kwang Soo and HaHa from left to right are pictured above.

Tiny has been spotted with celebrities including Tiger JK, Simon D, Jay Park, Gray, Kim Min Jung, Zico, Arden Cho, Jessie, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, T-ara’s Eunjung, Hyomin and more. His reactions came before media began reporting that both Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo were removed from the show without warning.

Tiny hanging out with Kim Heechul

Tiny with T-ara’s Eunjung and Hyomin

This place is LIT #AOMG at the #TheWiltern #LA #Soldout #KtownLA #Ktown #Cali #Westside

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Jay Park and Simon D with Tiny.

In what may be a coincidence, Kang Gary also deleted all of his photos on Instagram and unfollowed everyone hours before news broke out about the Running Man controversy. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.